With the official unveiling of the iPhone 6 models, Apple has also stepped into the mobile payment game with the launch of the Apple Pay System. Apple Pay allows users to add payment cards to Passbook with the iPhone cameras and hence, securely storing all data. The system supports American Express, Master Card and Visa. There will also be a tap-to-pay at participating retail outlets and Apple will manage payment details for online purchases through participating merchants. About 220,000 retail locations are on board with the pay system and for those outside the US, unfortunately Apple Pay will only be exclusive to America. The Apple Pay system will be up and running next month. For more information and full press release, click on the source link below.
For those of you who aren’t ready to give up your old iPhone models for a new iPhone 6, we’ve got good news for you. Apple has announced that September 17 will be the big day for the iOS 8 release. iPhone 4s and above, iPad 2 and subsequent generations and both the iPad Minis will be supporting the new operating system. Developers have had the opportunity to get their hands on the iOS gold master on the 9th of September. Some of the standout features of the latest iOS is the predictive QuickType keyboard, the new Photos app for editing and organizing your picture library, and of course the new Health app that will pair with the Apple Watch’s sensors to form a comprehensive hub for your personal fitness data.